Ferrovial and the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US have agreed a long-term partnership to advance innovation in transport infrastructure.
The partnership will allow for joint research activities, which is said will provide new educational and development opportunities for students, while enabling Ferrovial to create a more sustainable future for mobility.
The agreement was formally signed at the university’s campus in Atlanta, Georgia.
Andres Sacristan, chief executive of Cintra Global, part of Ferrovial, said: “Georgia Tech is globally recognised for its expertise in infrastructure and mobility, research, and development.
“Ferrovial understands our industry must remain agile as transportation continues to evolve. By partnering with universities like Georgia Tech, we can continue to improve the traveller experience and better serve our clients by providing new mobility solutions.”
The company has collaborated with Georgia Tech in research, leveraging its talent for several years. In addition to its expertise in traffic engineering, the institute has extensive research capabilities in construction, airports, and energy, allowing for a comprehensive and diversified partnership as Ferrovial operates in all these areas.
Angel Cabrera, president of Georgia Tech, said: “Ferrovial is reimagining transportation, and this collaboration will enable Georgia Tech researchers and students to gain a first- hand understanding of the needs of our nation’s infrastructure.
“We are proud to partner with Ferrovial to drive the future of transportation and mobility, which will bring valuable technological innovation and knowledge transfer to our state.”
Ferrovial, through its highways business Cintra, operates five major managed lane projects across the United States, providing traffic congestion relief to some of the nation’s fastest growing regions.
Furthermore, Ferrovial’s construction division currently manages several large highway construction projects, including the Transform 285/400 highway improvement project in Atlanta.
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